4 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - (Sleeps 8)
About Thano Schoppel
I am a retired teacher, and my wife is a retired nurse/Lamaze instructor. We live in a small village in Rockland County, New York. We are both very active in our community, and continue to work part time.
Why Thano Schoppel chose Killington
We bought the land in 1968, and built our house in 1979, adding a second story in 2004 to accommodate our growing family. We have three grown children and seven grandchildren, and our Vermont home acts as a gathering point several times a year when we all get together to ski and relax. We have many repeat renters who love our Killington home, and return year after year. They enjoy the amenities that our house has to offer, and its location- private, yet just a few minutes from the slopes and Killington's night life.
What makes this House unique
What sets our Killington home apart from most others is the incredible spaciousness of the living areas.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The property was just as described with lots of room for our group. The place was clean and comfortable with no issues. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a home away from home. Thanks for making our trip that much better. Mark
Location was great. Very private. Hot Tub was very clean. Plenty of space for all 5 of us. Would definately stay again.
Great House, Lacking Ammenities
This house is great for a large group! I recently visited with a group of 10 and it slept everyone very comfortably. It has an amazing hot tub and a great view out into the forest. Great location- Close to the mountain, close to the restaurants/bars, etc. Would definitely recommend.
Two things I would make note of :
- There are no "amenities" provided. This includes sheets, towels, toilet paper, paper towel, dishwashing detergent, dish soap, garbage bags, etc. So you need to bring EVERYTHING you could possibly need (it ended up that prior guests had left some items they did not finish using, but you really can't count on this). These VERY basic amenities are something you expect in a house rental, especially when you're paying this much, and it is really a burden to have to bring/buy these items for a weekend away.
- The driveway is steep. If your car does not have 4-wheel drive/ snow tires you will get stuck. There is an outcropping on the road level just before the house where we parked, but also ended up getting stuck there. It wasn't nearly as steep so we were able to push the car out, but something to definitely be weary of.
Love this house
We've rented this house for 3 years total and love it more and more each time! Perfect location and the house is spacious and cozy. Thano is the best! He's extremely responsive and helpful. Great weekend getaway in the mountains.
We'll definitely be back!
And we love our repeat renters!
Excellent Home and a Great Location
This is a great place to stay. Between how close it is to the mountain and restaurants, we knew we'd have a great time - but it can be tough leaving the house when there is a hot tub, a sauna, and enough seating for everyone to sit and have a great time. Mr. Schoppel is absolutely great and was a phone call or text away if we had any questions or concerns, but everything had been taken care of before we even got there. We got hit with a snow storm which made getting out of the driveway tough, but there is a little parking lot close by in case you have any cars that don't handle the snow as well. Truly cannot say enough nice things about the property and the owner. Fully recommend and hope to stay here again some day.
We are always happy when our renters enjoy our house as we do.
House is okay but comes with no ammenties. No toilet paper, bed sheets, nothing.
Bring everything you need
Sigh. It always helps to read what is sent:
"Thank you for booking our Killington home. I am attaching a lease and instructions. Please print out the directions and lease, sign the lease, and email it back to me. When the email with the signed lease arrives, I will send information concerning access.
Please read the directions, especially what to bring, as we do not supply sheets, pillow cases and towels, as well as household items such as paper goods, soap, detergent, etc. (These may be at the house, but that cannot be guaranteed, and nothing can spoil a vacation like arriving at a house with no toilet paper!) Although the directions are pretty comprehensive (you should take them with you), please feel free to email/call with any questions that you might have."
This was in the email sent to that renter. Additionally, on our VRBO/HomeAway page, we state that the rental does not come with bed linen or towels, to keep the price down, but that these can be provided at $15/ per person.
The house is a five minute drive from the most popular lift areas, restaurants and night spots at Killington.
Summers are wonderful at Killington. Hike the Long Trail, take the lift up to the top of Killington with your mountain bike and ride the trails down, golf, swim, or sit on the deck of the Foundry restaurant, drink your cocktail, and watch the sun set. If you're really feeling lazy, just sit on our deck, and listen to the breeze stir the leaves in the trees. In the evening, light a fire in the chiminea on the deck, and sit back and watch the flames, or look up and count shooting stars.